NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Southern Connecticut State University is facing a lawsuit, after one student says the school failed to fire a professor who was sexually harassing her.
SCSU senior Wendy Wyler says it started with the professor calling her "sexy" and escalated from there.
Music professor David Chevan is accused of inappropriate touching, making suggestive remarks, even offering to smoke pot with her and inviting her to his home saying his wife wasn't there.
Wyler says the professor even led her into a storage room, stood in front of the door and propositioned her.
"This girl is somebody's daughter," said attorney Stephan Seeger, "she went to get an education, she didn't go there to get harassed."
Seeger says Wyler was terrified and traumatized, but found enough courage to complain about it.
News 8 is told that Southern investigated and found that Chevan did violate their policies, but beyond that there doesn't appear to have been any disciplinary action taken. Chevan remains on the faculty.
"It adds insult to injury that you make a complaint, there's a finding that there's sexual harassment, but nothing's done about it," said Seeger, "and you're forced to wander around a campus and go back and forth to your classes through a student center where you run into the same professor that has accosted you and that's a problem."
Students on the New Haven campus tell News 8 they feel the University didn't handle the harassment properly.
"I don't think that's a good decision on the part of the school," said freshman Nate Silva, "if they have administration that's not gonna be properly trained and handling situations like that."
However, Silva says so far his experience at Southern has been positive, especially in regards to the professors. He doesn't want one bad situation to ruin their reputation at the school.
"Been going here since last semester," Silva said, "it's my first year and I didn't think I would hear something like that about the faculty cause everybody seems like they're always friendly and positive."
SCSU declined to comment, but Chevan's attorney told the Associated Press that anyone can make allegations in a lawsuit and nothing has been proven in a court of law.
Wyler is asking for damages and that Chevan be fired from the university.
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